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Browsing the books
Part of the extensive range of books
Browsing the books


The Didcot Railway Centre shop stocks an extensive range of books on railway and other transport topics, including the Peter's Railway series and books from publishers including Ian Allan, Middleton Press and Oakwood Press.

All of these items are available from the shop when the Centre is open, or by post from: Great Western Retail Sales, Didcot Railway Centre, Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11 7NJ.

You can telephone the shop, when the centre is open, on: +44 (0) 1235-817200 or e-mail Didcot Railway Centre Shop.

We can accept payment by cheque, payable to ‘Great Western Retail Sales’, or by credit card.

A selection of more recent items is shewn below:


Railmotor - The Steam Engine that Rewrote Railway History

A truly astonishing story of the restoration and rebirth of Edwardian magnificence, No. 93 is the only steam railmotor operating in Britain today.  You have read about this wonderful vehicle in the Great Western Echo, now is the time to own the book.

Hardback, Robin Jones, Halsgrove

Price: £21.95 (including UK postage)

Tornado - 21st Century Steam

Tornado - 21st Century Steam

The recreation of a 1960s steam locomotive capable of hauling express passenger trains on Britain's main line at 90mph is both an engineering marvel and a tribute to the visionary A1 Steam Locomotive Trust.

Hardback, Jonathan Glancey

Price: £29.99 (including UK postage)

Poster to Poster Vol 4 - The Eastern Counties

Poster to Poster Vol. 4 - The Eastern Counties

The National Railway Museum at York houses Britain's unique collection of railway posters.  This fourth volume in the series uses the National Collection to take a journey around the eastern counties of England using many previously unseen images.  The result is a stunning artistic guide to both the region and its railway poster heritage.

Hardback, Richard Furness

Price: £50:00 (including UK postage)

Great Western Kings

Great Western Kings

In this authoritative and lavishly illustrated book Kevin McCormack celebrates the iconic King Class of steam locomotive looking first through the history of GWR 20th century locomotive design and then providing an in depth review of the life and times of the Kings themselves.

Hardback, Haynes, Kevin McCormack

Price: £30:00 (including UK postage)



Recreating the golden age of the Great Western Railway